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Dy CM reviews functioning of PDD, PHE Departments

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JAMMU: The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh on Monday convened a joint meeting of PDD and PHE departments to review their functioning. Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary, MLA West Sat Sharma were present. Deputy Chief Minister asked the functionaries of the twin departments to put in their best to maintain regular supply of water and electricity to the people. “The PDD department should provide dedicated transformers to PHE department so that water supply was not affected” the Dy CM directed. He directed the PDD authorities to submit a proposal for setting up a new receiving station at Gandhi Nagar. He exhorted upon the department to upgrade the existing power infrastructure including maintenance and bifurcation of feeders. The department was asked to submit a report with the recommendations for steps to be taken to prevent damages to the transformers and cut down transmission and distribution losses. The Dy CM also asked PDD to constitute a committee to assess the damage to the power infrastructure in the recent rains. Dr Nirmal Singh directed the PDD authorities to expedite the repair of the damaged transformers to ensure early restoration of power supply in affected areas. He underlined the need to work in close coordination to ensure prompt public delivery system.
Later, the Deputy Chief Minister alongwith Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary visited flood affected areas along side Tawi river to take stock of damage caused by heavy rains

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